We are T-Minus 10 days until our gender reveal party (and only 5 days until we get to see what baby is for ourselves, woohoo)! I am beyond, beyond, beyond excited to pop that balloon and share if we are having a little L or a little P with our family and friends. I have been dreaming of a gender reveal party since long before we even decided to try for a little one. So now that the time is here, thanks to Pinterest and some fun ideas, I am prepared for it all. It really didn’t take much thought about everything I wanted. Long ago I came across a gender reveal party and someone had a BABY sign with pink bows and blue bow ties. I definitely wanted to make it so off to Hobby Lobby I went and then spent a couple of hours in craft bliss and I am here today to show you how to make your own.
What you need:
- Cardboard letters: B-A-B-Y
- White paint
- Paint Brushes
- Hot Glue
- Thin Blue Ribbon
- Thin Pink Ribbon
You can buy letter’s already painted…for $10 a piece OR paint your own for about $3 a piece.
Time to paint! Paint it all white. You may need to put on a few coats, I put around 3. You can stop whenever you feel that it looks good. Be sure if you’re pregnant to pop open a window and turn on a fan if the paint has strong fumes and I suggest painting on a towel. I use the same towel for painting things so I’m not constantly ruining towels.
Now, the boring part. Letting it dry. Acrylic paint usually dries pretty quickly though 🙂
Let’s make some bows! I found it trouble making the bow times for a boy, so I made actual ties! Which were easy and turn out really cute.
Cut two pieces of ribbon and then cut one into a triangle on the end (like a tie end).
Next add a drop of hot glue on the top of the ribbon (on the straight side), and then place the the straight edged ribbon on top of the glue horizontally, making a T.
Turn the T upside down, place a drop of glue on the back on the ribbon (in the same spot as before), and then wrap the two ends of the ribbon around and glue them down. Turn it over and look, a tie!
Sooooo cute 🙂 Repeat and make another.
Now for girly bows! 🙂
Place a drop of glue in the middle of the ribbon and fold one end and glue it down. Put another drop of glue in the middle, and glue down the other side.
Turn the bow over and glue down the two extra strands. Just like you did with the tie.
Now girly bow is done 🙂
Time for the cutest part!
Glue it on the letters in the correct places. I found that A and Y work best for the boy ties and the B’s for the girl bows!
At the party, set them up on a table somewhere cute! I plan on putting them on the back on the food table.